The Joannah & Brian Lawson Centre for Child Nutrition connects scholars, health practitioners, patients and knowledge resources to improve the nutrition of children, in Canada and around the world.
We are a network of researchers and educators affiliated with the University of Toronto, working toward better lifelong health through reduced child overweight, obesity, malnutrition and chronic disease.
Mar 1, 2023
A review of dozens of studies from the last decade, led by researchers at the University of Toronto and Harvard University, has found that sugar-sweetened beverages promote weight gain in children and adults.
Aug 16, 2022
The latest national data from researchers at the University of Toronto show that food insecurity in Canada has remained largely unchanged over the last three years, with stark differences among the provinces.
May 2, 2022
Children with Vegetarian Diet Have Growth and Nutrition Similar to Those who Eat Meat: Toronto Study
A study of nearly 9,000 children has found those who eat a vegetarian diet had similar measures of growth and nutrition compared to children who eat meat.